Saturday, July 8, 2017

Claiming Alexis by Susan Stoker

Nothing is more important to Blake Anderson than the work he does with his brothers at Ace Security. At least that’s what he thinks until he meets the fiercely independent Alexis Grant. The security firm’s new intern pushes all his buttons—and makes his temperature rise. But giving in to temptation might be risky business.

Alexis can tell that Blake has his doubts about her ability to commit. But while most people look at her and see only a flighty rich girl, she knows he sees much more. Determined to prove herself to Blake, Alexis jumps at the chance to work undercover. And when her case takes a dangerous turn, she puts her trust—and her heart—in his hands.

Now, as Alexis digs into the deadly secrets of a local gang, Blake will lay everything on the line to protect the woman he’s come to love.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Alexis Grant is trying to figure out what she wants to do in life; after several different jobs, she has found that she likes working at Ace Security. Maybe a little more since she gets to work with Blake Anderson. Blake is one of the triple brothers that owns Ace Securities. Alexis has falling more for him since she first met him, but she thinks he doesn't even see her that way. So, she will do her job and maybe if things don't work out, she will move on to something different.

Blake Anderson is focused 100% on the work he does at Ace Security. But as he gets to know Alexis, he sees that she is independent, head strong, and doesn't need help from anyone. Or so she thinks.

So when Alexis comes up with the idea to go undercover to help bring down a local gang, will she get herself into trouble and will the Anderson boys be there to help her? Will Blake show his true feelings for Alexis before it's too late? Can Alexis accept that Blake is telling her the truth about his feeling? Will the danger be more than they both can handle? Will the gang get away in the end?

I really enjoyed this story as I did the first book and can't wait for the next one, but I think the title should have been Claiming Blake because Alexis claimed him before he knew what hit him. This story is filled with finding love and suspense, so if that is what you like, I hope you enjoy this series as much as I am.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Thriller
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This was a fast-paced romance story. I did not read the previous book in the series, but didn't feel that it was completely necessary. I never thought that I was missing anything.

Blake and Alexis have been paired off. She is a whiz when it comes to tracking people down via social media and despite her extensive, but short employment history, she's still searching to find her place in the world. She became known to Ace security because of her family's wealth and connections – they were part of a scandal/blackmail scene. However, she has proven herself invaluable.

Blake is all about his work. He tries to put his personal feelings in check, but the longer he stays paired with Alexis, the more intrigued he becomes. He hides his feelings well and keeps Alexis guessing, but when things come to a head, he lets his brothers know in no uncertain terms that they need to protect Alexis.

I liked how this was more than a romance. There was good development of the plot and the characters within were developed and well planned. Watching Blake and Alexis come to terms with their relationship and feelings was not too slow, but I do think they lacked a little chemistry. Overall, this was a great story and I do hope to read book three.

This story was another interesting installment of the Ace Security series.

I loved Blake and his need to take care of his woman and the way he went to such great lengths to do so. Alexis, on the other hand, took me a bit to really like, or I suppose there were parts of her personality that I didn't like. She was very naive at times. Could've been that she had been so badly hurt when she was younger, or that she simply didn't want to see how mean and cruel people can be as both children and adults.

That being said, I loved the way the story as a whole flowed. While I can't say there were any crazy twists or surprises, I did enjoy following along with the action and watching Alexis deal with her terror yet not giving into it because she wanted to help.

I can't wait to get Nathan's story. He's the quiet, more reserved of the three brothers, so it'll be interesting to see how that works out.

Also Available in the Ace Security Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Claiming Grace post.

Susan Stoker is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose series include Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes, SEAL of Protection, and Delta Force Heroes. Married to a retired Army noncommissioned officer, Stoker has lived all over the country—from Missouri to California to Colorado—and currently lives under the big skies of Texas. A true believer in happily ever after, Stoker enjoys writing novels in which romance turns to love. To learn more about the author and her work, visit her website or find her on Facebook.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Claiming Alexis (Ace Security #2) by Susan Stoker to read and review.

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